Every year, the reigning British king or queen spends the so-called "Holyrood Week" in Scotland, usually in the summer. This year King Charles III. (74) arrived as a monarch for the first time. Not only will he meet numerous Scots and host a garden party during his stay, but he is also due to be crowned again in Edinburgh on July 5th.
At his first on-site appointment on July 3rd, Charles showed up in a classic kilt. He had traveled to the town of Bo'ness in Falkirk to meet with representatives of various aid organizations, among other things. During a visit to Kinneil House, he greeted numerous citizens and also met the recently crowned Bo'ness Fair Queen, Lexi Scotland. In addition, King Charles III planted. a tree.
Charles also attended the "Ceremony of the Keys" at Holyroodhouse Palace on Monday, when the monarch will be presented with the keys to the city. As reported by the "Daily Mail", among other things, he and his wife, Queen Camilla (75), are expected to attend a reception on the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is in the port of Leith, in the evening. Many more dates are to follow in the coming days.
Already in April it was announced that Charles III. will also welcome guests to the garden of Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh during Holyrood week as part of a traditional garden party. Processions and a service are planned for July 5 in the capital, the Scottish government recently announced.
After Charles and Camilla were crowned in London on May 6th, Charles will be presented with the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Royal Regalia, during the service at St Giles' Cathedral. These are to be brought in a procession from Edinburgh Castle to the Cathedral. The King and Queen set out in another procession from Holyroodhouse Palace to the Cathedral. Gun salutes are to be sounded from Edinburgh Castle after the service before heading back to the palace for the royal procession.
As the BBC recently reported, a new sword will also be used during the celebrations. An existing sword from the 16th century that is part of the collection is now too fragile, so a new "The Elizabeth Sword" has been commissioned for the occasion. It is named after the late Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). The Honors of Scotland also include a crown and sceptre.